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Appointed 2011. A native of Seattle, WA, pianist Frank Huang has performed many concerts in the United States and abroad with critical acclaim. In 2008, he made his New York debut at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as a winner of Artists International Auditions. New York Concert Review commented that he was a “thoughtful and accomplished performer” and that his playing was “impressive for its maturity and refinement.” Others have also recognized his talents, as the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Northwest Chapter has described his playing with “authority and panache” and El Comerico of Lima, Peru praised his performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K.482 “with the utmost sensitivity.” He has performed in other notable venues such as Benaroya Hall, Seattle, US Embassy in Warsaw, Zelazowa Wola Park (Chopin’s birthplace), Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Holland Music Sessions, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Dame Myra Recital Series at Chicago’s Cultural Center, and Lincoln Center in New York, along with radio broadcasts in Seattle, Vermont, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York. Upcoming activities include an all-Brahms disc with Centaur Records. An avid chamber musician, he also enjoys performing with others as he has collaborated with members of the Cleveland Orchestra in recitals. Equally active as a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Sammamish Symphony, Northwest Philharmonia, and Peru National Symphony, to name a few.
Dr. Huang has enjoyed successes in competitions including first prize at the 2008 5 Towns Piano Competition, first prize at The International Young Artists Competition, and most recently, second prize at the 2010 World International Piano Competition.
He has had the opportunity to work with distinguished musicians such as Lee Kum-Sing, Nelita True, Byron Janis, Jon Kimura Parker, Robert McDonald, Richard Goode, Daniel Shapiro, Murray Perahia, and Dominique Weber. He studied extensively with Willard Schultz before obtaining Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, in which he continued his studies with Julian Martin. Following his study at Juilliard, Dr. Huang completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music under the direction of Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Huang’s students have won top prizes in competitions and have been accepted to major universities and conservatories, including the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. He has also been invited to give master classes in various institutions across the United States as well as an adjudicator at local piano competitions and auditions. He also serves as a piano faculty member at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio.
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